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Entries being accepted in PJWC baby contest

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 3:48 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Princeton Junior Woman’s baby contest.

Entrants must be Bureau County residents under 24 months of age as of Sept. 13. Contest entries must be postmarked or emailed to Princetonjuniors@hotmail.com by Aug. 15.

To enter, mail or email a wallet or snap shot-size color photograph of the child to Princeton Junior Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 541, Princeton, IL 61356 or Princetonjuniors@hotmail.com. No 5-by-7 photographs will be accepted. The child’s name, sex, current age, birth date, parents’ names, addresses, and home and work phone numbers must be included on the back of the photo or in email. Photos will be returned only if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included with the entry.

Voting will being Aug. 17 and continue until noon on Sept. 13.

The photographs will be displayed at Central Bank, Midland States Bank, Centrue Bank and Heartland Bank & Trust. The photos will be rotated on a weekly basis between the four banks. Dates and details will be announced.

Each photograph will have a corresponding canister in which to place votes. One dollar equals 100 votes. The winner will be notified on Sept. 13 and introduced during that evening’s Homestead Festival awards ceremony and pork dinner/ice cream social.

Prizes will be given to the winners, as well as the first boy and girl runners-up. Savings bonds, T-Shirts, silver cups, gift certificates and other items were among some of the prizes awarded to last year’s winners. All winners and their parents will have a spot in the Homestead Festival parade.

The Princeton Junior Woman’s Club will donate all the proceeds from the contest back to the community through various projects and organizations.

For more information, contact any of the following chairmen: Gaylynn Lilley, Gail Jagers or Cheri Swanson, or email Princetonjuniors@hotmail.com.

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